Fourth of July Fashion Compatriot


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A relaxed ensemble for the Poolside patriot this fourth

Fourth of July has always been a favorite holiday of mine. When I was a growing up outside Boston, it was a big family bash that signified the official start of summer, and, as a young adult living in Charleston, it was a weekend long party that rotated from the bars of downtown Charleston to the white sand of Folly Beach. This year, I’m looking forward to a long, wine-soaked weekend with my parents and hubby in Healdsburg, a charming town in the heart of Sonoma County. (Check out the piece I recently wrote on Healdsburg for the Chronicle’s SFiStyle here)

While only an hour or so away, Healdsburg has notably warmer weather than San Francisco. Basically everywhere around the city of San Francisco has warmer weather, but, in this case, I’m talking a dramatic climb of 20-30 degrees. I love the heat and can’t wait to soak it all up–hence my peekaboo bikini look below.

A white knotted button down always looks smart, and I thought the red bikini top peaking out had a hint of retro Americana glam that almost made me want to solute! The chic blue and white, high-waisted palazzo pants are courtesy of Funky Flair Boutique, an Atlanta-based fashion boutique with a fantastic online shop–think on-trend looks at reasonable prices. I had the chance to meet Funky Flair Boutique’s darling owner Kesha at the Lucky FABB conference in LA this April!

Overall, I love this look because it’s so comfortable and versatile–I could sport it at the pool all morning with sandals and then slip on some espadrilles and head to a nice lunch in the afternoon.

Check out the pics and outfit details below! Love palazzo pants? Don’t miss this post


DSC_5435-Edit-Edit DSC_5402-Edit DSC_5423-EditDSC_5397-Edit-EditLinQ Los Angeles white silk and cotton button down (old style, similar here & here) / Melissa Odabash red bikini (old style, similar here & here) / Funky Flair Boutique White and Blue Palazoo Pants /


La bohémien sophistiqué


Zara - PALAZZO TROUSERS - sophisticated bohemian

Last night was one of those rare & precious San Francisco evenings where one can go sleeveless after sunset

Taking advantage of the balmy weather while it lasts, Chris and I took a sunset stroll atop the Lyon Street steps last night before dining al fresco in nearby Presidio Heights. I used our little weekday outing as an opportunity to break in a new outfit I had purchased earlier in the day. Breezy palazzo pants in soft blush and an ivory eyelet crop top felt simultaneously sophisticated and bohemian; like festival style grown up and out at the symphony.

Here’s the best part–I purchased both pieces at Zara for a total of $74! Yes, really! They’re both part of Zara’s Trafaluc collection, coming in at just $35 for the pants and $39 for the top. Complete outfit details are at the bottom of the post.

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Zara - PALAZZO TROUSERS - sophisticated bohemian



Zara - PALAZZO TROUSERS - sophisticated bohemian - Pacific Heights - The Editorialite - San Francisco

Zara - eyelet crop top - maggie winterfeldt clark - sophisticated bohemian - Pacific Heights - The Editorialite - San Francisco

Zara - eyelet crop top - maggie winterfeldt clark - sophisticated bohemian - Pacific Heights - The Editorialite - San Francisco

Zara Eyelet Crop Top / Zara Palazzo Pants / H&M Dangling Earrings (old, similar here & here) / DVF Sandals (old, similar here & hereHermes “H” Bangle / David Yurman Cuff Bracelet / C. Wonder Delicate Zodiac Bracelet